magazine was an Apple-II oriented publication distributed and sold between 1981 and 1993. Created by Charles Haight of Softkey Publishing, the magazine was dedicated primarily to issues of copy protection, duplication of software, and matters related to the deprotection process. Originally called Hardcore Computing
, the name was soon changed after a young reader's parent complained about the adult-sounding title. Besides the main Computist
magazine, Softkey also published related titles Core
and Hardcore Computist
. (Only three issues of Core were published, before it was wrapped back into the main magazine.)
In the late 1990s through to the early 2000s, this magazine and its myriad issues were scanned by Mike Maginnis, who assembled them into PDF files and made available through a variety of means. As technology has improved, the project has occasionally upgraded some of the scanned materials to reflect this.
If you wish to have the entire library on a convenient DVD-ROM image, go to this item.
Metadata for this project has been entered by Heather Bowden, Louise Pichel, Lewis Collard, Colin Djukic and Jason Scott.